Then and Now: The State of Women in the Art World

Lunch and Learn Program presented by Barbara Kutis, Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 21, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

The Carnegie Center for Art and History is pleased to present during March and Women’s History Month an especially relevant and free to the public talk that examines how women visual artists are faring in today’s professional art world. It has been 46 years since Linda Nochlin’s groundbreaking article “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” first appeared in ARTnews magazine. And, it has been since the mid 1980’s that the famous Guerrilla Girls brought their art world interventions to the public’s attention by calling into question the lack of equal pay, opportunities, and representation by women artists in our museums, galleries, and other institutional structures.

If this was the situation “then” have we made any advances in the “now”? Sexism is an ongoing issue, but in the second decade of the 21st century…can women artists see and measure any progress at all? Are there other potential factors that limit how successful women artists can be? Helping us navigate these complex issues is Dr. Barbara Kutis, who is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. Among Dr. Kutis’ research interests include women, gender, race, and globalization. Other areas of study for Dr. Kutis include motherhood, maternal studies, and domesticity in the contemporary art world. Her dissertation, Artist-Parents: Nature, Nurture, and Identity in Contemporary Art was completed at the University of Delaware.

The Carnegie Center’s Lunch and Learn Program is free to the public, however, registration is appreciated to ensure we have enough seating available. To register, contact Delesha Thomas by email, dthomas@carnegiecenter.org or by phone (812) 944-7336. This talk will take place in the center’s Jane Barth Anderson Meeting Room and is accessible either through stairs or an elevator from our Bank Street entrance. Guests are allowed to bring a lunch and the Carnegie Center will supply beverages.

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Event date Mar-21 12:00 pm
Event End Date Mar-21 1:00 pm
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